In the Books Section:
Discussed July 2019
By Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivela
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- Elena Abbott
- James Gratham
- Amelia Chee
- Broadway, Wardell, Lincoln Chee
- Sebastian Crowe
- Professor Bellcamp
- Mr. Grant & Mr. Moore
- Did you read/finish the book?
- Did you like it? What key item(s)/aspect(s) caused your like or dislike?
- Did the story feel like it was set in 1972? Was it a story relevant for today?
- Abbott as a protagonist is an outsider for many reasons in the story – her gender, her race, her sexuality – did you feel a sense of the entrenched social constructs she faced?
- Did you like Abbott as a character?
- Peter asked me, early in his reading, where the genre content was. Did you feel the genre content came too late? On time? Too early?
- What genre would you call this story?
- How well did you feel the supernatural storyline wove into the storyline about the racial and gender tensions/issues Abbott faced?
- Were you satisfied with the level of defining we, the reader, received about the supernatural energies/aspects?
- Did Abbott’s efforts make a difference? Was her journalism or her “supernatural adventure” more effective in effecting positive change?
- Do you think Abbott and Amelia will last? Why or why not?
- What did you think of the art style? Were there images that stood out?
- Did this story remind you of anything else you’d read/seen?